Lawton doctor to be inaugurated as State Medical Association Pre - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Lawton doctor to be inaugurated as State Medical Association President

(Source: KSWO) (Source: KSWO)

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - A Lawton doctor will be inaugurated as the next President of the Oklahoma State Medical Association on Saturday. It's been more than 100 years since a president of the association has practiced in Lawton.

Doctor Jean Hausheer said she's honored to be the next president. She was nominated about two years ago and has been training for the position ever since.

While she's happy about being president, she says the nomination came as a huge surprise.

"I said 'Okay, the rural section is up for president and I look out across the room, there's about ten of you that have been here a long time and could definitely step into that position,'" Dr. Hausheer recalled.

Her peers choose her. Dr. Hausheer is an Ophthalmologist and has been in Lawton for six years. She said she's looking forward to her time as president because she likes helping others. 

Dr.  Hausheer said the association focuses on communication, continuing medical education and many other things. 

"One of the biggest things we do is advocacy,” she said. “I mentioned earlier that we have about 300 bills just in medicine this secession, so we've been really busy. Our opioid crisis one comes to mind as our situation we're working the most right now."

The association has three sections, Tulsa County, Oklahoma County, and rural. They rotate where the physician comes from every year and this year was from a rural area. She said it's great for southwest Oklahoma.

"I'm looking forward to just as always with our patient base,” Dr. Hausheer said. “My colleagues here locally as well as statewide. Just to bring our issues here as our rural section may be more to the fore."

Doctor Hausheer will be inaugurated as president on Saturday at the inauguration gala in front of doctors from throughout the state and her family.

Copyright 2018 RNN Texoma. All Rights Reserved.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Zuckerberg clarifies stance on policy for Holocaust deniers

    Zuckerberg clarifies stance on policy for Holocaust deniers

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-07-18 22:08:46 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:43 AM EDT2018-07-19 13:43:29 GMT
    Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn't believe Holocaust denial content should be banned from Facebook. (Source: CNN)Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn't believe Holocaust denial content should be banned from Facebook. (Source: CNN)

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.

  • FBI Director Wray says Russia continues to sow discord in US

    FBI Director Wray says Russia continues to sow discord in US

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-07-19 00:09:49 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:42 AM EDT2018-07-19 13:42:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2017, file photo, FBI Director Chris Wray speaks at his installation ceremony at the FBI Building in Washington. Wray is dismissing Russia President Vladimir Putin’s denial of election meddling. ...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2017, file photo, FBI Director Chris Wray speaks at his installation ceremony at the FBI Building in Washington. Wray is dismissing Russia President Vladimir Putin’s denial of election meddling. ...
    FBI Director Christopher Wray is dismissing Russia President Vladimir Putin's denial of election meddling.
    FBI Director Christopher Wray is dismissing Russia President Vladimir Putin's denial of election meddling.
  • Trump: news media wants confrontation, even war, with Russia

    Trump: news media wants confrontation, even war, with Russia

    Thursday, July 19 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-07-19 04:30:42 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:42 AM EDT2018-07-19 13:42:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during his meeting with members of his cabinet in Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Looking on is Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during his meeting with members of his cabinet in Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Looking on is Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat...

    Trump said Wednesday he told the Russian president face-to-face during Monday's summit to stay out of America's elections "and that's the way it's going to be."

    Trump said Wednesday he told the Russian president face-to-face during Monday's summit to stay out of America's elections "and that's the way it's going to be."

Powered by Frankly